I honestly love Clayton Heights for its multiculturalism and friendliness, but feel as though my only negative issue is back lane parking.
Suites, illegal or not, will hold friends, family, guests and tenants. I feel as though law-abiding citizens should not have accessibility to their homes restricted.
No one should be parking across from their garage door where there is less than three metres clearance with the parked vehicle (this is actually a city bylaw), never mind having a stranger park in your driveway and inform you that they are just visiting someone on the street for a while.
Street parking is for everyone and finding a parking spot can be difficult at times, just as finding a parking spot at the local mall is, but having the convenience of being near your residence made difficult or non-accessible is ridiculous.
Yes, I was aware that street parking was an issue when I bought my home in Clayton Heights, but I didn’t think that accessibility to my home would be a major concern.
When I contacted the street traffic and engineering department, they informed me a petition would have to be in place or I should just move to the other district, meaning Langley.
I don’t like the option of moving as I stand by the fact Surrey is a spectacular community to be proud of and I remain hopeful that the city will take further action by enforcing their bylaws.